THE HUMAN SIDE – YOUR ADVISORS
“It’s people who make the difference”
Johannes Honstetter has been active in the financial and legal sectors for three decades now. After education as a fully qualified lawyer and working for various law firms and the German-American Chamber of Commerce in Houston,Texas, he joined one of the top 2 banks in Germany in 1993. There he supported wealthy private clients in various management positions, most recently as Area Manager for south-west Germany. As a member of the management team, he held various board positions in non-profit organisations and foundations. As a lecturer in banking law and wealth management, educating young people was also at the heart of his career for many years.
In 2007 he moved to one of the top 2 banks in Switzerland and, as head of the “International Private Customers” market area, was responsible for Germany, Austria, the UK and the Nordic countries. Ultimately, his focus was on the analysis and optimisation of complex customer situations with regard to asset-specific, tax and legal aspects.
Nicole Honstetter began her professional career in the field of tax consultancy and auditing after studying economics and law at university and working for the German-American Chamber of Commerce in Houston, Texas. As head of auditing at large auditing firms in Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Konstanz, she dealt with complex tax matters for national and international clients. Over the years she focused increasingly on the examination of corporations’ and limited companies’ accounts.
Her know-how and her experience, especially in these areas, as well as her passion for embezzlement investigations prompted her to ‘switch sides’ to the Stuttgart public prosecutor’s office in the field of white-collar crime. In addition, she lectured in economics, accounting and accounting policy. Her husband’s professional move to Switzerland finally led her to Basel, where she took over the family’s property, asset and estate management. Here, she continued working in an advisory role for the courts in the field of commercial criminal law.